Sporting a beard can give you all the badassery while your girlfriend, all the burning misery. Spare her of the beard burns! Here's how to prevent and treat 'stache rashes.
Beard Burn 101: What is It, Prevention, and Treatment
What is Beard Burn?
With a great-looking beard, comes great responsibility... To women. Or whomever you like to make out with. Beard burns are real, bro. While the part before getting them sure is fun, having them isn't the best.
Imagine getting chafing rashes but on your face. The beard-to-skin friction that happens during the make-out sesh can irritate your beau's face—leaving some parts super rosy. Kinda like a hickey but it's going to itch, burn, leave a scar, and annoy the crap out of them. A real downer. Sort of makes you wonder why they stick with a bearded man like you, doesn't it?
Well, don't wait 'til they give you the "you shave or I leave" ultimatum! There are things you can do to treat and prevent beard burns.
The Preventive Actions
You know it does! And in the context of beards, the ideal length seems to be that of a week or two after shaving. Your face with short, sharp beard strands is going to be very prickly, man. It's smart to just trim and keep a medium beard length instead of shaving it clean.
Tip: Feel the tips of your beard with the back of your hand. If they feel sharp and coarse, man, they're a hazard.
Cleanliness is Next to Rashlessness
Keep your beard clean and conditioned. A musty mane is a major turn off, you should know this by now. So, regular washing is A MUST. A well-conditioned beard, on the other hand, is less likely to wreak havoc on your partner's face. Try our very own Wild Willies Beard Wash and Beard Soft Bundle for a clean, invigorated, and refreshed beard after every wash.
Tip: Applying beard balms or oils is a plus!
Trim Around the Lips
You won't want your 'stache to get in the way of a make-out sesh, right? If you were her (or him), won't you find hairs sticking on your mouth annoying and distracting? Exactly. So groom that area before driving to smooch city.
The Corrective Actions
Here are some things you can do to alleviate your boo's misery.
Soothe Affected Area with Aloe Vera
Applying aloe vera on the beard burn can relieve the burn. For best results, avoid brands with fillers, alcohol, synthetic colors, and added fragrances. The best picks are those made with 100% natural thickeners like seaweed extract.
Or With Rosehip Seed Oil
Like aloe, rosehip seed oil also has excellent skin-soothing properties. It is packed with antioxidants, fatty acids, and some vitamins. It can also double as a moisturizer if your girlfriend has dry skin.
There's nothing cooler than a man who knows how to take care of his beard... And his woman. Happy smoochin' bro!
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